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Queen's University

NEW! World Language Studies

Minor Concentration 2010-2011 

  • Learn to communicate in at least two languages other than English.
  • Choose from among the ten languages offered at Queen's
  • Prepare for an international career
  • Gain insight into cultural differences
  • Get ready for a global future
  • The Minor in World Language Studies complements a Major in a wide variety of fields, such as Global Development Studies, Linguistics, Political Studies, and Music, to name just a few.

Bachelor of Arts - BA Minor Concentration - MIN (Consists of 5.0 credits as described below)

World Language Studies - LANG

  • 2.0 credits must be at the 200 level or above (can include credits from concept courses);
  • 1.0 credit must be at the 300 level or above in a language other than English;
  • and no more than 1.0 credit at the 000 level;
  • at least 4.0 credits in language courses;
  • up to 1.0 credit in concept courses.

The concentration must include at least two different languages other than English. Any language course developing skills in one of reading, writing, speaking, listening in a language other than English is acceptable.

Language Courses

ARAB, CHIN, FREN, GRMN, GREK, HEBR, ITLN, JAPN, LATN, SPAN Courses with any of the above course codes will count toward the concentration as long as the course involves developing competence in at least one of the following skills: reading, writing, or speaking and listening in a language other than English.

Concept Courses

Conceptual courses must be approved by the program administrator and should meet at least one of the following criteria:Competence in cultural criticism (studies in globalization, diversity, and inclusivity), linguistics, psycholinguistics, language acquisition, and communicative competence, such as:

  • LING 100 Introduction to Linguistics
  • IDIS 200 Introduction to Semiotics and Communication
  • INTS 307* Intercultural Relations
  • LING 205* Language and Power
  • PSYC 321* Psycholinguistics

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